Happy New Year! My first post of the year. I took a mini break during the holidays, but I am so happy to be back and I am looking forward to see what this year has to offer to this blog of mine. I am starting off the year by taking it back to the 60s with this gorgeous green mod dress.
Short for “modernist” style, the mod style first emerged in the late 1950s and was popularized throughout the mid 60s and can be traced back to the suburban areas of Britain. Most notably; miniskirts, bold colors and prints are all hallmarks of the style.
I found this beauty at Buffalo Exchange, one of my all time favorite consignment stores here in San Diego. The price – $13.00. I could not believe it myself. What a score for such a gorgeous dress! Some other awesome pieces from Buffalo Exchange has also graced this blog in the past, here and here. I simply LOVE this place. If you have one in your area, it is definitely worth checking them out — and no, this is not a sponsored post.
I paired the dress with the most comfortable boots I own. They are Jessica Simpson and were purchased from Ross Dress For Less a few months ago for $24.00 on clearance. Yes, that’s right, Jessica Simpson’s boots under $25.00. If I love the little ruffles on the sides and of course, the comfort is amazing! If you have been following me, you know that if I must shop retail, Ross is definitely my first stop.
Completing this outfit is this beautiful purse that I purchased at The Spare Room, a consignment shop in San Diego over a year ago. The purse cost $18. If you follow me, you would know that might sound a little pricey. But this is a true vintage piece and the embroidery and the sequins on this purse are absolutely beautiful. I would probably have paid more for this beauty.
The gold accessories in this look all came from the clearance racks of Charming Charlie, pieces all under $5.00. I can’t tell you just how awesome that place is for accessories, and their clearance sections is so worth the wait!
This look from head to toe is about $65.00! If you are reading this post and never ventured out to a thrift or consignment shop, I want you to know that you are truly missing out.